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Girl Scouts plan to upgrade town’s dog park

Girl Scout Claire Stevens, 14, of Cutchogue gives a presentation to the town board on proposed improvements to the town dog park on Peconic Lane. Photo: Denise Civiletti

Southold Town’s dog park will get some upgrades thanks to four local Girl Scouts.

The Scouts, members of Troop 1575, are adding a welcome sign, a pair of welcome mats, two benches and new clean-up bag dispensers which will offer free recycled plastic bags for residents to use when cleaning up after their dogs.

Girl Scout Claire Stevens of Cutchogue presented the proposed project to the town board this morning and got the board members’ blessing to proceed.

The project will be completed by the end of August, she said.

Claire, 14, is an eighth-grader at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School and a dog lover. One of her friends recently visited the dog park and saw it needed some improvement, sparking the idea for the Scouts’ silver project, she said. 

The dog park is located behind the recreation center on Peconic Lane.

Claire Stevens with the dog park presentation she discussed with the town board today. Photo: Denise Civiletti
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